Monday, May 15, 2006

Ikea 2 - The leg end that time forgot

hello boys and girls...

What do you get if you put 3 people, 2 bags of clothing, a record collection, a filebox of work and some boxes of flatpack together...YES!...it was another afternoon of flatpack frenzy at Ikea but this time Lisa kindly took 3steel and myself along for the ride...

We were all off today so we headed to Ikea at midday, just in time for meatball luncheon which 3steel and i tucked into, Lisa was very good and had a meatball salad but the only thing wrong with that is that when meatballs are cold you can actually see how much congealed fat is in them!...I didn't mention that at the time though!

We took 3steel on the whole guided tour bit and he clutched his little ikea pencils, tape measure and order form in hand. We got to the bookcase bit and out came 3steel's list that Claire had made for him...we duly noted the numbers of the items that we had to pick up from aisle 23 section 3 and trundled on through the ever enchanting maze of hi tech design...spending our last few moments in the art dept we travelled down to the inner sanctum via the fascinating magnetic escalator which won't let your trolley move while you are on it...how marvellous is that!...we went to get 3steels flat pack and went back to the car...it was only then we realised what a hard job it would be to actually fit us and the flat pack into the car...after Lisa scratched her own car and with a bit of pummeling and pain we set off back home. The car looked like a bi-plane as the flat pack stuck out of the 2 back windows but it was fascinating to watch the faces of the angry drivers as we proceeded home blocking both lanes of the road...

We got back to 3steels and exploded onto the pavement, breaking lisa's picture frame that she had just purchased...it was a sad moment because Lisa had taken the trouble to take us there and it was one of her items that broke...but it was good in a way because it gives us a reason to go back again!...hurrah!

Has anyone tried new 'Pepsi Max Chino'...it's coffe flavoured Pepsi and its bloody lovely ice cold...ladies will enjoy as it tastes like a non alcoholic tia maria and coke!...drink now!

Speak soon
Neil x

1 comment:

mcaretaker said...

Sorry to pop your otherwise lovely bubble but there is no magic magnetic escalator, it works on a very boring mechanical level. The technical term is "interferance fit" If anybody askes I will explain how it works. Glad you had a nice time The Ikea and Costco in MK make quite a nice afternoon out, god I have become so predictable and middle class whatever happened to the rebel inside.